Who Qualifies?

The California Dream Act allows certain students who meet the requirements below to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public colleges.California Dream Act

Application Information

California Dream Act Application information is not shared with federal databases. Student and parent information is protected by the same privacy and information security laws and safeguards as all other state financial aid applicants.

Assembly Bill (AB) 540 qualifications
  • Attend a California high school for a minimum of three years
  • Graduate from a California high school or pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • Enroll in an accredited and qualified California college or university; and,
  • If applicable, fill out an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as eligible